The Knights have had a football program for 33 years and on Saturday UCF will play its final game in Conference USA before it begins a new chapter in the Big East Conference next season.
One of the reasons the Knights are able to make that move to the Big East is because of all of the success they've had during their short history as a football program. Saturday's Conference Championship game against Tulsa will give the Knights a chance to write more history against the Golden Hurricane.
A win would give the Knights a Conference USA record third championship and the squad will go down as one of the greatest teams in school history.
"It means a lot," senior fullback Billy Giovanetti said. "I feel like we're not so much focused on the history that it's creating, but more the task at hand right now and how much another championship would mean. We're out there, we're working hard and you can't ask for anything more than what the team is giving. We're ready to play."
Just two weeks ago the Knights were in Tulsa and came up short against the Golden Hurricane 23-21. That result has been plenty of motivation for the squad.
"It's all business right now," senior defensive back Kemal Ishmael said. "We owe these guys and that's how we're taking our action."
"All of us came here and signed a letter of intent to win," junior offensive lineman Justin McCray said. "That's what we're trying to come out and do."